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Can You Do CoolSculpting at Home?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat removal treatment method that eliminates stubborn fat cells on small areas of the body such as the arms, chin, and abdomen. What happens is that fat is frozen via a vacuum applicator. Frozen fat is then targeted and broken down to be removed, resulting in a slimmer and more defined figure.

So is it safe to try out CoolSculpting at home? CoolSculpting is a complicated process that shouldn’t be tried at home through DIY materials. Doing so will merely expose you to several health risks, and it may not be as effective as professional CoolSculpting treatments.

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The Dangers of CoolSculpting at Home

CoolSculpting treatment is an effective and efficient way to eliminate each stubborn fat cell through the process of fat freezing, but not all people can afford it. So most people naturally prefer improvised fat freezer methods, which is based on the rationale behind this treatment. 

For starters, CoolSculpting results in cryolipolysis, a reaction in which the death of fat cells is induced with cold temperatures using a precisely controlled cooling technology, resulting in fat freezing. After the application of controlled cool temperature into the area of targeted fat cells, the stubborn bulge will be suctioned using a hand CoolSculpting applicator. 

So in CoolSculpting treatments, fat is dissolved using cold temperatures, but a hand CoolSculpting applicator keeps the area firm and pinned in place. The hand CoolSculpting applicator that suctions off the excess fat is important to keep the fat cells close to the superficial layers (i.e, subcutaneous fat cells) of the body so that the cold temperature can only affect it.

This treatment doesn’t just involve a single session, it can take multiple treatment sessions to produce the desired results, and each session can be expensive. Below are the reasons why CoolSculpting can be dangerous:

  • The skin can suffer permanent damage from extreme temperatures.
  • DIY cool sculpting doesn’t include safety options that are normally included in professional CoolSculpting machines.
  • DIY cool sculpting doesn’t have a feature to deliver consistent temperatures.

CoolSculpting at home doesn’t involve consistent temperatures. Ice is the most common tool used for this. Surely, you can’t maintain the temperature of ice for a period long enough to trigger body fat reduction results. At-home CoolSculpting improvisation also has no built-in safety mechanisms to protect your skin from unnecessary injuries.

Additionally, DIY cool sculpting doesn’t have a suction feature so how would it even work? Seek the services of professionals in CoolSculpting to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the CoolSculpting procedure.

Home CoolSculpting Tools That Are Not Recommended

DIY cool sculpting may easily be carried out using dry ice cubes or other frozen materials (e.g, frozen gel pads, freezer packs). The primary objective is to freeze body fat cells for fat reduction. However, professional CoolSculpting involves a special device that comprehensively freezes fat cells from within the skin. Ice cubes and other frozen materials, on the other hand, only freeze the skin.

Because DIY cool sculpting only freezes skin over the body fat cells instead of the fat cells themselves, it doesn’t really produce the desired results that one expects from CoolSculpting. Additionally, CoolSculpting at home may cause certain risks and side effects such as frostbite, numbness, pain, and even permanent tissue damage.

If you’re trying to save then you may simply try other cheaper non-invasive alternatives. Pushing your luck with DIY cool sculpting may double your expenses because you’d end up needing medical treatment to restore damaged tissues.

CoolSculpting isn’t covered by insurance, but there are now payment options that can offer you more flexibility so you can afford to have these treatments done by an experienced professional.

Why Professional CoolSculpting is Still Better

Seeking the services of an experienced CoolSculpting provider for a safe and effective freezing fat procedure is still the most optimal choice. Only these aesthetic professionals can provide you with the best results through their state-of-the-art equipment.

Aside from the fact that professionals offering CoolSculpting have the credentials to perform the treatment, they are also more equipped with sufficient safety precautions that are necessary in case the devices fail. 

In summary, professional CoolSculpting is more effective, safe, and long-lasting. So if you’re thinking about the treatment being more costly than DIY, keep in mind that the end result and the safety is worth paying extra for the CoolSculpting cost.

Effectiveness of Professional CoolSculpting

While CoolSculpting at home may not be too bad for some, it certainly wouldn’t be as effective as professional CoolSculpting. Professional CoolSculpting equipment can produce consistent cool temperatures that DIY cool sculpting tools can’t. When an ice pack is applied to the skin, the temperature of the skin is absorbed by the ice pack. 

This strengthens the fact that DIY cool sculpting has no effect because it doesn’t produce the desired effect when a cool temperature is applied. DIY cool sculpting merely freezes your skin whereas professional CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, eliminating them in the process.

Safety of Professional CoolSculpting

Professional CoolSculpting treatment isn’t spared from risks and side effects, but these are normal, manageable, and typically go away in a few days. These health risks are nothing compared to what’s in store for you with DIY cool sculpting.

A professional CoolSculpting machine has safety options to produce consistent temperatures and settings that can easily be toggled as a fail-safe button. Furthermore, the treatment lasts for only 30 to 60 minutes with minimal downtime.

How Long Professional CoolSculpting Results Last

Professional CoolSculpting treatment is effective for an indefinite period of time. Depending on your lifestyle choices and how you maintain your slim physique, results can be long-lasting. Unwanted fat cells that are eliminated through this treatment are usually permanently eliminated once your body has fully metabolized these excess fats.

However, do take note that CoolSculpting isn’t a substitute for diet and exercise, it’s merely a treatment that can be applied to individuals who can’t be remediated with healthy lifestyle choices. So if you continue to eat excessively and maintain your unhealthy lifestyle, you can still develop unwanted body fat deposits even after this fat-freezing treatment.

Additionally, the number of treatment sessions required for CoolSculpting usually ranges from 2 to 3 sessions that are spaced 2 months apart.

Treatments You Can Combine with Professional CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to freeze fat cells to death. These fat cells will then be metabolized by the body, and fully eliminated. So far, there are no prohibitions in terms of what can and can’t be combined with professional CoolSculpting. You can even combine other treatments such as Botox to eliminate your double chin if you want. 

But if you’re wondering whether having a plastic surgery procedure can be combined with professional CoolSculpting, it would be best to consult that concern with your plastic surgeon. Additionally, body contouring procedures can also be combined with professional CoolSculpting treatment, such as:

  • CoolTone
  • EMSculpt

The difference between CoolTone and EMSculpt is that CoolTone uses high-powered coil electromagnetic energy to induce magnetic muscle stimulation while EMSculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy. Both CoolTone and EMSculpt are body contouring procedures that can further enhance the effects of CoolSculpting.

Who Can Have Professional CoolSculpting Treatments

If you pass the criteria as a candidate for CoolSculpting treatments, do take note that you still need to check with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon whether this treatment option is the right fit for you. 

Also keep in mind that CoolSculpting isn’t a substitute for exercise and a healthy lifestyle. This treatment option is only applicable for stubborn fat cells that couldn’t be eliminated through natural weight loss methods.

Aftercare Instructions for Professional CoolSculpting

The results of CoolSculpting are as good as permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet and regular exercise. However, there are post-treatment instructions that can be done to reduce any discomfort right after this fat-freezing treatment such as:

  • Application of compression garments around the treatment area
  • Depending on what your provider recommends, you can apply ice or a heated gel pad to the treatment area for 20 minutes, taking it off for 20 minutes, and then apply it back for 20 minutes
  • Use Benadryl at night according to recommended dosage and directions on the medication label
  • Schedule a follow-up check-up to evaluate your results and assess whether additional treatments are needed.

Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Solutions at NJ Center for CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting at home doesn’t freeze the fat bulge and suck it away. DIY CoolSculpting hacks can only cause damage to your skin and surrounding tissue layers. If you really want to eliminate belly fat or any unwanted fat through this treatment, there are flexible payment options that can allow you to experience safe and effective CoolSculpting treatments.

NJ Center for CoolSculpting is a reliable medical spa that provides safe and non-invasive fat reduction solutions such as CoolSculpting. With our state-of-the-art CoolSculpting machine, we can assure you of a safe fat-freezing treatment to eliminate unwanted fat. You can know more about what we can do for efficient fat loss, and even after-treatment wound care by scheduling a consultation. 

You can visit our clinic at Summit Avenue or contact us to get a free quote or ask about our CoolSculpting work.

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  • "The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting

    Lesley Hamilton

    Age 41

  • "It's subtle at first, and then a month later you look and go, "Wow - It really did something!" It really moved the bar for me, and I'm feeling better about myself already. It feels so good to put on anything and know I look as good as I've ever looked. And I didn't say that or feel that when I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40's."

    Anne McMarthy

    Age 56

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